Tuesday 8 October 1912
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Felix Franco-Oppenheimer and John Gardner.
The Life and Death of King Richard III, directed by Andr Calmettes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1912 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Felix Franco-Oppenheimer: Puerto Rican poet, essayist, literary critic and university professor.
- John Gardner: American public service employee, founder and head of the "citizen action" organization Common Cause, who had a long and distinguished public service career that included serving as U.S.
- Frances Sakoian: American astrologer, Director of New England School of Astrology and former President of the New England Astrological Association in 1981.
- Herv? Roy: Ch?teauneuf/Loire Military man.
- Wilhelm Kuhe: Composer, dies at 88.
- First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1912 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Oh! You Circus Day - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
- When You're Away - American Quartet
- Sweetheart Sue - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
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